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From Peter Kriens <Peter.Kri...@aQute.se>
Subject Re[2]: [oscar] Re: [OT] Wicket + OSGi
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2005 07:50:39 GMT
Wouldnt the war file be sufficient as config file?

Kind regards,

     Peter Kriens
NH> On Friday 09 September 2005 14:51, Peter Kriens wrote:
>> We call this the "extender" model and is used heavily in R4; for example
>> declarative services use this model. Features in R4 like
>> findEntryPaths, getResources, and loadClass are specifically added to
>> support this model.
>> The advantage is that it significantly reduces the coding for the
>> application as well as making it more robust and easier to integrate with
>> other apps (less knowledge in the app bundle).

NH> Initially I was seeking to do a bundle that could be configured and what-not.

NH> At the end of the day, I backed off and said; "Hey, the configuration will be
NH> as complex as a tiny skeletal program..."

NH> Now, the coding this is a matter of minutes, and yes it will not bring you own
NH> little app up in seconds, but considering the typical time required to make
NH> something useful, I think the flexibility/insight outweighs the relatively
NH> low convenience (esp, since you then need to understand config files as
NH> well).

NH> That is not to mention that we would end up with yet another project to
NH> maintain, and have dependencies on and so forth...

NH> If you have some compelling evidence of benefits, I will re-evaluate these
NH> findings.

NH> Cheers
NH> Niclas

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